April 2014 In the News

On April 29, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a charity event at the Standard Club. On April 29, 2014 Howard Ankin gave a lecture to members of WGN concerning Perspectives on Advertising and Marketing. On April 28, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a commercial taping at Resolution Studios. On April 26, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a union […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Negligence, Torts, and Personal Injury

Words like negligence, torts, and personal injury are often tossed around after an accident or injury, but many people are confused about what these words actually mean and, more importantly, how these words impact liability or the ability to collect money damages. Torts are basically civil wrongs that allow the victim of the wrongdoing to […]

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Most Workplace Deaths Are Preventable

Most workplace deaths in this country may be preventable, according to a new report from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH). More than 4,000 workers die every year from workplace accidents, and an additional 50,000 die annually from occupational diseases, which averages to 150 worker deaths every day in this country, according […]

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Updated 2012 Fatal Workplace Accident Data Released

New data regarding 2012 workplace fatalities was recently released in a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) final report showing that the number and rate of fatal work injuries in 2012 were slightly higher than the preliminary statistics issued last summer. The BLS final report – which was released on April 24 – states that 4,628 […]

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April 2014 Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Miscommunicating the Science of Mammography (Protect Patients Blog). This article highlights some of the confusing, conflicting, and sometimes misleading information about mammography. The article discusses the difficulty that the media seems to have with reporting on mammography […]

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Testosterone Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Last month, a Judicial Executive Committee was created to centralize at least 30 of the currently pending lawsuits that allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to the lawsuits, the U.S. Food […]

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Most Common Personal Injury Accidents

Millions of people are injured or killed in personal injury accidents every year. Personal injury claims fall under the umbrella legal discipline of tort law, which establishes liability for negligent or intentional misconduct that result in injuries, deaths, or damages. The following are some of the most common types of personal injury claims: Auto Accidents […]

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NTSB Recommends Two New Trucking Safety Standards

Truck underride accidents kill hundreds of people each year. Truck underride accidents are those accidents that happen when a vehicle collides with a truck and slides underneath it. While there are certain safety mechanisms in place to prevent underride accidents, data shows that they are often ineffective. According to a report by ABC News in […]

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New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain

Although the negative brain impact was not seen among men of other races who were included in the study, other studies have shown that, among men with heart disease and low testosterone levels, the use of testosterone therapy increased the risk of serious problems including heart attack, stroke, and death of nearly 30 percent.  In […]

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Number of Work-Related Injuries in Certain Industries Is Under-Reported

The prevention of work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses is something that requires the input and cooperation of lawmakers, employers, and employees. In order to devise the necessary safety procedures and enact workplace safety regulations, the government relies on data regarding workplace injuries and illnesses provided by employers and industry experts. Unfortunately, some industries do not […]

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